Google Shutting Down Google+

Google+ Social Media App Will Soon Move Off Into The Sunset Google+ has never really been a popular social media network. In fact, most people say they’ve never used it and don’t know how it works. So it’s not too surprising to hear that Google has finally decided to pull the plug. Google just announced […][...]

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What’s Inside Health IT?

Health information technology is more talked about than really understood. Part of the reason for this is that providers and their staffs usually interact with a restricted subset of health IT – the Electronic Health Record (EHR), the radiology imaging system, the billing system, and so forth. Only the organization’s IT staff and Chief Technology […][...]

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Playing in the Digital Highway: Improperly Secured Data Puts Students At Risk

When you think of cybersecurity, protecting credit card numbers or government files might come to mind, but your students’ PII (Personally Identifying Information) is a target for hackers, too. Young people make great targets because they’re a clean slate. They’re not using their identities to get a mortgage or credit card or anything, so no […][...]

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Steps To Avoid HIPAA Compliance Violations And Data Breaches

Federal regulations are usually complex and can have unintended consequences. If you are a lawyer, they are a goldmine both for prosecutors and consultants for clients. When it comes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), there are, however, just a few (relatively) simple steps you can take to avoid violations, fines, and […][...]

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HIPAA Violations Are Not Limited To Data Disclosure

Four hospitals – Boston Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General (both teaching hospitals affiliated with the Harvard Medical School), and New York Presbyterian – have been fined by HHS’ Office of Civil Rights (OCR) for breaches of patient privacy. The takeaway here is that under HIPAA, protected health information extends to photos and […][...]

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New Gift Card Scam Hits Just In Time For The Holidays

There’s a new Gift Card scam going around that has already cost consumers lots of money, frustration, and headaches. Here’s how it works. You’ll get an email from a friend or relative asking you to go buy them a gift card. The email will say that your friend or relative has been busy or sick […][...]

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What Is RDP And Why Is The FBI Warning Companies About This?

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) released a public service announcement at the end of September 2018, alerting companies about the risks of allowing RDP endpoints to be exposed online. The IC3, a division of The US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), is sending out the alarm to U.S. businesses about their concerns that millions […][...]

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Important News: Potential Facebook Data Breach

Facebook Was Breached Were You Or A Facebook Friend Affected? Facebook has confirmed that more than 50 million user accounts have been breached. They made the announcement today, Friday, September 28th.  However, their engineering team discovered the security breach back on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018. They tell us that the vulnerability has been fixed and the […][...]

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The New Windows 10 Release and the Features It Will Be Dropping

Microsoft makes it clear that with each fresh release of Windows 10 there will be new features added – and some features that will be dropped. Here is what you need to know about the features that Microsoft is dropping or stopping development for, and what the alternatives are, for the October 2018 release. The […][...]

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How Do You Choose a New Phone for Your Law Practice?

More than ever, it is necessary for legal professionals to remain digitally connected. As technological advances are made, attorneys and support staff should endeavor to remain up-to-date. This means staying current by investing in the newest generations of digital devices, including phones. With so many options, however, it can be difficult to select the one […][...]

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